Printing Digital Layouts

Ever since I started digital scrapbooking about two years ago, I’ve been meaning to have all my layouts professionally printed so I could put them in my albums. I’ve printed out a couple myself on my Epson Artisan 710 and they turned out fantastic, but it used up SO much ink that I knew it would be cheaper having them printed elsewhere.

So, last week I searched across the web for an inexpensive website that would print 8×8 layouts. I tried Shutterfly (because I’ve used them before for large prints and such), but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to specify that I wanted it to be an 8×8 print without having to go through they’re “scrapbook” section of the website and manually change each one. Hard to describe, and I had over 20 layouts to order and I wasn’t about to waste my time doing that. I simple wanted to bulk upload my files and then say, “I want these printed at 8×8. Oh! And I want it cheaper that the $3 or so that you’re charging me.”

I ended up at scrapbookpictures.co.... Let me tell you, the prints are awesome! They arrived on Tuesday after ordering them one week ago and are safely tucked away in my albums. :) The upload was super easy at the website, the ordering was also easy, and the best part? Each print was only $0.99 (I got the regular matte finish. You can even go cheaper with the thrifty matte for only $0.89). Sweet!

So if any of you were looking for an online printer recommendation, I’d go with scrapbookpictures.co....

NOTE: For more info on printing digital scrapbook pages and elements for hybrid scrapbooking, I answered some questions here.

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11 Comments
  1. Thanks for the recommendation. They’re even cheaper than Costco, who charges $2.99 for a 12×12. Awesome!

  2. Yes, I’ve used them before and to me they have the best quality. I’ve used Shutterfly and 2-3 others but I LOVE scrapbookpictures best. I also print in Costco but if you prefer the online way scrapbookpictures is the way to go.

  3. Thanks for the recommendation. Others to try: www.scrappingsimply…. (you can hunt for some coupon codes). Or, if you’re not in a hurry, you can try www.artscow.com. They ship out of Hong Kong. The prices are unbelievable. Be sure to qualify for free shipping (over $30) though, otherwise, adding shipping will make the deal not so great.

    Question for you when you print, do you have to worry about the “bleed” area, or do you just make sure you don’t have pieces too close to the edge?

    Love your blog!!!

    • Hmm… I didn’t notice anything that was cutoff. I think scrapbookpictures gets it pretty right on. On my home printer, I print the 8×8 layouts out on 8.5×11, so there’s extra room on the sides. Then I just trim very carefully.

  4. Thanks for sharing this! My husband bought me a wide format printer, but I don’t want to buy the huge 13 by 17 photo sheets at an insane cost to print 12 by 12 pages on! I think this will be a much better solution.

  5. Wow, thanks for posting this.
    I was just trying to figure this out the other day as I like to do things in 8 1/2 x 11…

  6. Thanks for the link. I’ve just started doing digital so I’ve been needing a good website for printing them. Thanks again!!

  7. Awesome link! Thanks! For my business I use mpix.com or their Pro studio Miller’s but they are pricier. This is a great place to go for myself in the future & save some cash!

  8. I love scrapbookpictures.co…. There print quality is the best. Their shipping cahrges are very resonable and the ship so fast!

  9. Hi Kristina! I bought an Epson Artisan 710 and I was wondering if you have had any problems with the prints being too dark…?

    • Not particularly dark. Although sometimes I do lighten my photos before printing. Every printer has a bit of an adjustment period when you get used to how the results compare to what you see on screen.

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